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Pros: I have 4 of these in R0. well 3 of these little ones and one bigger one -- they're all the same on the inside.
I am 1600+/1400+ R-W on 1 port. In a HM87- 16Gb- i7 4800MQ L/Top
Price is what sealed the deal for me, i caught them on a 24 hour sale or accidental mark down, i don't care either way.
The 3 year WARR is always a nice little thing too. I have never had a Crucial drive fail and I've owned a few.

A fresh install of windows loaded in about 4 minutes.

Cons: Shipped with Disc cloning software- SHAME ON YOU MICRON/CRUCIAL. That's like giving kids matches and fireworks.

There is NO bad reviews on these drives yet as of 1/16. There will be when less technically inclined
user's start cloning their drives.

Other Thoughts: Windows 8 installed in 4 minutes for me. My nerdy-engineering mind is committed to using my basic common sense and would never attempt to move all my old problems and drivers to a new drive by cloning it.
One has to wonder, why would someone who cant install windows buy a hard drive?

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MSI GT Series GT72 Dominator-019 Gaming Laptop 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6820HK (2.70 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3 GB GDDR5 17.3
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Pros: I exchanged this HM170 for the C236 Chipset model and returned mine unopened so i cant give it a fair positive
or negative review. The MSI GT series are all good PC's just clarify before your purchase whats appropriate to your budget
& wants - needs, whatever. Keep your future upgrade options in mind when doing so.

This is the HM170 model. This GT72 comes in at least 3 different motherboard flavors i have seen. See other information below.

Cons: If your looking for PRE SALE technical support information as i was
on this use the MSI GLOBAL site or a 3rd party vendor, you know one of the custom system builder sites. The US site
only offers up a HELP DESK program with little or no documentation witch is fine if you already own the computer- its a system scanner type thing.

Other Thoughts: HM87, Same board as my Modified 4th GEN GT70 DomPro-888, just a better 9 series video card.
HM170, Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16
C236, Max # of PCI Express Lanes 20

Now why is this information important- mostly for me the Raid & PCI lanes. HM170 has 16, thats not enough traffic lanes to run 2 pcie drives,
& the video card. Even if you do manage to get 2 pcie drives physically installed the bios probably wont recognize it. So AHCI/SATA raid stack
only on that model. Don't confuse pcie drives & msata drives, both are of the M.2 interface in this unit but are completely different drives.

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SAMSUNG 850 EVO M.2 120GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-N5E120BW
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5 out of 5 eggs Fast & Dependable, Perform's as its supposed to 12/23/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG 850 EVO M.2 120GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-N5E120BW

Pros: FAST & DEPENDABLE, Samsung SSD's last forever.
This is an AHCI/SATA drive stack and NOT pcie.

Deserves a fair & good review before the "CLONERS" start slamin it for not working as expected after they moved all their old sheet to the new drive..

NewEgg 5 stars on your shipping lately, i wont say a bad thing about you guys for a long time. Last 3 orders from you guys were at my house in under 24Hrs and another in under 48. I think they figured out no matter how close people like me(from indiana to chicago) ask or pay for shipping it cheapest and quickest for you guys to ship UPS.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have installed and or used well over 100 Samsung SSD's. I have never had 1 failure. I have 4 in my laptop right now. These get about 2/3 second boot on these NUCs i just did..

If your not sure on what drive your computer takes and if this is compatible or not maybe you shouldn't be the one changing it.

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Andy B.'s Profile

Display Name: Andy B.

Date Joined: 05/24/11

  • Reviews: 34
  • Helpfulness: 16
  • First Review: 05/31/11
  • Last Review: 01/06/16
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